Crow Butte was discovered in 1980 and began production in 1991. It is the first uranium mine in Nebraska, and is a significant contributor to the economy of northwest Nebraska.
|End product||Uranium concentrates|
|ISO certification||ISO 14001 certified|
|Estimated reserves||2.3 million pounds (proven), average grade U3O8: 0.11%|
14.6 million pounds (indicated), average grade U3O8: 0.27%
2.9 million pounds (inferred), average grade U3O8: 0.12%
|Mining methods||In situ recovery (ISR)|
(processing plants and wellfields)
|2.0 million pounds per year|
|Total production: 2002 to 2013||9.1 million pounds|
|2013 production||0.7 million pounds|
|2014 forecast production||0.6 million pounds|
|Estimated decommissioning cost||$44 million (US)|
Production this year was as forecast, but slighter lower than 2012 production.
The regulators continued to review our applications to expand and re-license Crow Butte. We are allowed to continue with all previously approved activities during the licence renewal process.
Planning for the future
In 2014, we expect to produce 0.6 million pounds.
Managing our risks
We manage the risks listed here.